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wicketkeeper

[ wik-it-kee-per ]
/ ˈwɪk ɪtˌki pər /
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noun Cricket.

the player on the fielding side who stands immediately behind the wicket to stop balls that pass it.

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Origin of wicketkeeper

First recorded in 1740–50; wicket + keeper

Words nearby wicketkeeper

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How to use wicketkeeper in a sentence

  • Nick is the wicketkeeper of the Beckley eleven; long-limbed, wiry, keen of eye.

  • He is a grand wicketkeeper and cricket captain who has not the time for county games.

British Dictionary definitions for wicketkeeper

wicketkeeper
/ (ˈwɪkɪtˌkiːpə) /

noun

cricket the player on the fielding side positioned directly behind the wicket
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